Welcome to brow week here @ Jenni Raincloud! I can’t go any further with brow posts until I tell you about brow tint to dye your brows! As I’ve said in past articles-brows rock my world! One thing I figured out early is-the more hair you have to work with, the better your shape will be! Hence my Eye Brow Serum post! While I have dark hair, my eye brow hair tends to be light and blonde. Dying brows is awesome for people like me and also for women trying to cover gray hair.
When I used to work on other people’s brows, I can’t tell you how many times a good brow shaping and tint would literally transforms someone’s face.
I use the brand Intensive to tint my brows. I used to only be able to get it because I was an aesthetician but now, thankfully, it’s on Amazon. There is a variety of different colors for every hair color, including auburn and graphite! I use middle brown on my very blonde mother, and brown for me. I have used other brands but I feel they did not compare to Intensive.
Brow tinting is one of those things you can go to a salon and have someone do for you but you’ll pay way too much. You can spend just as much money buying the developer and tint and be able to use it 20+ times! It’s a huge money and time saver. All you need are a few tips from a pro-I can call myself that because I used to do this for a living!
I would never be able to perfect my brow shape if it weren’t for brow tinting-it really is a game changer…..
How to Apply Brow Tint:
- Mix equal parts of brow dye and developer in a small bowl. Be aware, the tint will dye anything it touches.
- Apply to your brows in exactly the shape you would like your brows to be. I like to use Q-tips, but many people prefer a mascara wand (find HERE). The tint will dye your skin so when the dye is applied in the exact shape, it can enhance your brow shape greatly! You can use vaseline or even chapstick to apply where you don’t want the color to ensure you don’t end up with too much dye on your skin.
- Leave on for 5-15 minutes. Make sure you check your brows often. For the color I use (brown) you can tell from the pics that the dye develops to almost a black color. This does not mean my brows will be that dark at the time the dye develops. Because I like my brows really bold and dark, I leave the dye on for 10-15 minutes. Use common sense.
- A lot of salons offer a double dye where they simply dye your brows 2x. It helps them to get darker and also helps the color last longer. I double dye mine every time. You can always determine whether you need to dye 2x after you take the first application off.
- Thoroughly remove with soap and water. If you don’t use soap, the dye can continue to darken-I know this from experience!
- You will most likely want to shape your brows soon after dying them-you might be surprised at how thick they look!
- I find that after about 2 days of washing my face morning and night, the dye lets up a bit and comes off my skin. *If your brows are too dark, the more you wash them, the faster they will fade.
A word of caution-It is very unusual, but some people have allergic reactions to brow tint. If you are concerned, you can test it on your arm 24 hours before applying it to your brows. Most likely if you aren’t sensitive to hair dye, you will be fine with brow tint.
I would advise using my links to find your brow tint-they are specifically formulated for the eye area and are safe. Never use regular hair dye around your eyes, if it gets into your eye you will have a problem.
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